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Naomi's tree

Author: Joy Kogawa; Ruth Ohi
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A young couple leaves Japan for the coast of Canada bringing a cherry seed to plant in their new garden. During the years that follow the little cherry tree watches over the family as the couple have children and then grandchildren. Young Naomi makes the cherry tree her special friend and branches shelter her as she plays. But one day war breaks out between the two countries and the family is sent to an internment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Kogawa; Ruth Ohi
ISBN: 9781554551842 1554551846
OCLC Number: 653388574
Description: [30] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: by Joy Kogawa ; illustrated by Ruth Ohi.

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A young couple leaves Japan for the coast of Canada bringing a cherry seed to plant in their new garden. During the years that follow the little cherry tree watches over the family as the couple have children and then grandchildren. Young Naomi makes the cherry tree her special friend and branches shelter her as she plays. But one day war breaks out between the two countries and the family is sent to an internment camp away from the coast. And though Naomi often dreams of going home, the dream fades as the years go by. The little tree is left behind to mourn its loss. For many years the cherry tree sends out a song of love and peace that reaches Naomi only in her dreams. But the insects and small animals hear the song, and on the wind they send back their own messages to the tree, assuring it that Naomi is safe and that one day she will return. And when she does the tree will be waiting for her. Based on the World War II story of Naomis Tree is a poetic story about enduring love and its almost mystical power to heal the spirit.

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